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The Wood Islands Commissary and Liquor store opened for spring hours (4 days a week) on Thursday May 17, 2018. Spring hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 to 6, and on Sundays from noon until 6.  We will open seven days a week beginning June 11, 2018.  We are community owned and operated. Declare us your liquor store. 

Our Wood Islands Lighthouse, Museum, and Gift shop and our “Seconds by the Sea” second hand store in the Range Light will open for the 2018 season on Saturday June 9 until September 29.  Hours are 9:30 to 6:00,  with last lighthouse tour at 5:30 p.m.  Until June 9th– and after September 29–  tours can be arranged by appointment (for bus tours and other groups). Info: Bev at Lighthouse (902) 962-3110 (during season) or (902) 962-3463 in off-season. If you have items to donate to our Seconds by the Sea store, please call Bev; and THANK YOU!

Wood Islands Wools — a pop-up section of woolen yarns designed by Fleece and Harmony of Belfast specifically and exclusively for Wood Islands Lighthouse and Museum. “Every skein tells a story.”

The Sweet Factory in the Wood islands Welcome Centre is now open 7 days a week for the 2018 season: 9:00 am to 4:30.

The Lady Slipper EXPRESS in the Wood Islands Welcome Centre will open on June 18, 2018.  Until then, you can enjoy Lady Slipper goodness in Montague seven days a week.  🙂  Lady Slipper Express and Lady Slipper Cafe are each on facebook where you will find the latest news, menus, photos and employment opportunities.

Island Gold Honey retail store opened on June 1 and their store is full of honey and beeswax products perfect for enjoying yourself or giving as gifts.   Check them out on Facebook as well for the most up to date information about their product.  Message them to continue your honey supply.   🙂

Hall rentals can be arranged by calling Audrey at (902) 962-3761

Tai Chi at Wood Islands: what a good way to bring your physical and mental health together!  You can start with this friendly group any given Tuesday evening at 13056 Shore Road, Wood Islands — upstairs in the yellow building.  Treat yourself: call Kevin or Pat at (902) 962-3164 for more information!

This year’s 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale is September 22 and 23, 2018.  This file will not be opened again until July of 2018.  However, you should book accommodation now.   For accommodations or tourist information, please call 1-800-463-4PEI (4734); they’ll walk you through your options, and they know this area very well. You’ll be in good hands.

Business opportunities:

All retail spaces at the Wood islands Welcome Centre are leased.  If there are any other ideas that you would like to propose (for training, events, community dinners, etc.) please don’t hesitate to contact Audrey.  🙂  The Board of Directors would consider offering sites for sale for new construction; development in our community is a good thing.

New Name . . .

Our Centre has a new name.  Formerly known as the “Plough the Waves” Centre, our “Wood Islands Welcome Centre” reflects better our position as the first place visited after arriving by ferry from Nova Scotia.

Our Welcome Centre is home to the Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation — a Not-For-Profit community organization who owns and operates the Welcome Centre including the Wood Islands Lighthouse (tours and gift shop); a community room complete with full kitchen available for your special occasions; and a community Liquor Store Agency.  Our new Commissary (in the Liquor Store) offers fresh coffee and some “provisions” you might have left behind such as BBQ, campfire, food, books, or personal items.  Pop in to see if we have what you need, or just come for a cup of fresh coffee or tea.

Joining us here at the Welcome Centre is a provincial Visitor Information Centre;  an “all-you’ll-ever-need” candy and ice cream store, The Sweet Factory;  Lady Slipper Express Café; Island Gold Honey; and Ellis Decker — resident wood worker in the freight shed.  We are the Trail Head (Mile 0) of the Confederation (Trans Canada) Trail where you can enjoy a short, tranquil hike (or bike ride) in any season.

Welcome to Wood Islands and to Prince Edward Island — the “Birthplace of Canada!”

AMATEUR RADIO AT REAR RANGE LIGHT – WOOD ISLANDS LIGHTS.   A permanent antenna has been placed.  For more info, call George. 🙂  G5RV Junior and coaxial connection installed at the Rear Range Light.  For more information, contact George Dewar – dewarg@bellaliant.netvy2gf@rac.ca
57 Perth Stn. Rd, Cardigan RR6, Prince Edward Island, Canada, C0A 1G0
Amateur Radio Call signs – VY2GF & VY2PLH  Grid – FN86PF61OJ  ITU – 9 CQ – 5
Telephone – 902 838-3282       Skype – george.dewar   Geocaching – George D

This summer’s book to enjoy!  “SALTWATER ROAD, Tales of Travel on the Northumberland Strait” by Marian Bruce is currently for sale at the Wood Islands Agency Liquor Store, at the Wood Islands Lighthouse and on the ferries running between PEI and Nova Scotia. The book is also available in many book stores and other locations around the island as well as being purchased on-line too. Go to: http://projects.upei.ca/isp/saltwater-road/  Island Studies Press

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